Utility Service Protection Program (USPP)

The Utility Service Protection Program (USPP) is designed to protect low-income families from utility turn-offs during the heating season.  All MEAP eligible customers may participate in USPP.  Participation also requires a year-round even monthly budget billing.  Failure to make consecutive payments may result in removal from USPP.

Am I Eligible for Energy Assistance?

Do you or someone you know need help paying heating or energy bills?  The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) can help!

Income Eligibility Limits

Effective July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Your eligibility is based on the income your household received in the last 30 days.

Household Size Maximum Monthly Income Standards
1 $1821
2 $2,466
3 $3,111
4 $3,755
5 $4,400
6 $5,044
7 $5,689
8 $6,334
For each additional person, add… $645